The New Mastersounds Share New “Love They Deserve” Video Featuring Lamar Williams Jr. [Watch]

first_imgFunk-rock quartet The New Mastersounds have shared the new video for “Love They Deserve”, from their recently released studio album, Shake It, released via Color Red. “Love They Deserve” features Lamar Williams Jr.—son of the late Allman Brothers Band bassist, Lamar Williams—on vocals, alongside NMS members Simon Allen (drums), Joe Tatton (keys) Pete Shand (bass), and Eddie Roberts (guitar).The new album also features guest contributions from Mike Olmos on trumpet (a NMS regular who has already appeared on albums including Renewable Energy and Made For Pleasure), and Jason Mingledorff on sax and flute (who previously on tour with St. Paul and the Broken Bones).“I’m very proud of this album–the music, the production, the guests, the label, the art…and I’m proud of doing 20 years with these guys,” Roberts explained in a press statement.Watch the video for “Love They Deserve” below.The New Mastersounds ft. Lamar Williams Jr. – “Love They Deserve”[Video – newmastersounds]The band recently wrapped up their fall tour, but will embark on a handful of dates coming up in December. The New Mastersounds can be seen at The Chapel in San Fransisco, CA on December 27th & 28th, on December 29th at Crystal Bay Crown Room in Crystal Bay, NV, and on and for a New Years Eve at the Gramercy Theatre in New York City.For a full list of upcoming The New Mastersounds tour dates, head here.last_img read more

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Providers Indicted in Certification Scam

first_imgThe cot stuck out of the voting booth while Gorby fulfilled his civic responsibility, but his vote still counted. Get Him to the Polls on Time Wissinoming (Pa.) Volunteer Ambulance Operations Manager Mike Fasone says it’s not unheard of for patients being transported to ask to make a stop along the way. “We get a lot of requests for fast food,” he says. These are primarily from people who don’t get out of their homes much. The other four people involved–two paramedics and two EMTs–were employed by private ambulance companies in the Boston suburbs and by the Boston Fire Department. They reportedly collected names of colleagues for the rosters the instructor submitted. Fraudulent BehaviorIn November 2010, five EMS providers were indicted in Massachusetts for falsifying their recertification training records. Johnson says that once another ambulance arrived and they’d transferred care, all that was left to do was put on bunker gear and put out the fire in his own ambulance. Johnson says the lights and sirens came on, but the siren soon succumbed to the heat of the fire and wound down to silence. They moved the stretcher about 50 yards away, shielding it from the burning ambulance. “The patient was as cool as a cucumber,” says Johnson. We applaud the Wissinoming Volunteer Ambulance crew for their extra special customer service, helping a patient cast his vote and keep his patriotic record intact. In the first week of November, EMT Anthony Maresca made such a run. Maresca was one of the crew members who picked up Charles Gorby, MD, 83, from Lankenau Hospital near Philadelphia. Gorby was headed home when he asked about making a slight detour. The detour was “just a few minutes out of the way,” says Maresca.With chronic health issues, Gorby is no stranger to the ambulance company, so the crew was happy to oblige. It seems the retired physician hadn’t missed voting in an election since he turned 21, and it was Nov. 2–Election Day. Fortunately, his polling place was a fire station, so there was plenty of room to wheel in the ambulance cot after clearing it with election officials. “We allege that the conduct of these individuals severely undermined the state’s EMT certification process,” Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley says. “These acts posed a risk to public safety and public health, and our office is continuing our probe into this matter.” We give Johnson and Dahms a thumbs up for their quick, reasoned reactions that helped avert a potential catastrophe. A New Hampshire paramedic who worked for a Massachusetts ambulance service was named as the “central operator.” Between 2006 and 2009, he was approved by the state Office of Emergency Medical Services to teach more than a dozen training sessions. Next, Johnson pulled the monitor, IV pump, oxygen, pediatrics kit, trauma kit and narcotics out of the ambulance and then secured the narcotics in a police vehicle on scene. This article originally appeared in January 2011 JEMS as “Last Word: The Ups and Downs of EMS.” Johnson and his partner, Cory Dahms, were transporting a stable patient who was “in the middle of a myocardial infarction” to a higher level of care hospital when they noticed smoke entering the cab of their ambulance. Dahms pulled off the road. Johnson says, “We de-boarded rapidly.” When Johnson saw flames under the cab, “the sense of urgency increased,” he says. An Exciting RideYou don’t always need lights and sirens to have an exciting trip in an ambulance. If you don’t believe us, next time you’re in Jacksonville, Texas, ask paramedic/firefighter Madison Johnson about that fiery patient transfer in October. We give a thumbs down to these providers for their attempts to cut certification corners. These fraudulent actions not only reflect poorly on the professionalism of EMS, but they also put future patients at risk. JEMS The allegation is that he conspired with four others to submit attendance rosters for sessions that were either incomplete or never occurred. According to the state attorney general’s office, more than 200 EMTs fraudulently qualified for recertification under the scheme.last_img read more

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BIRD Aerosystems Showcases Most Advanced, Compact & Lightweight DIRCM at EW Europe

first_imgLeading airborne defense solutions provider, BIRD Aerosystems, is showcasing its new SPREOS Compact Directional Infra-Red Counter Measure (DIRCM), the most Advanced, Compact and Lightweight DIRCM in the market, at the EW Europe event, in Stockholm, Sweden. Presented in its production configuration, the SPREOS combines a radar-based confirmation sensor and an active laser jammer, and ensures optimal protection against different MANPADS threat types.The patented Self Protection Radar Electro-Optic System (SPREOS) DIRCM performs multiple functions, including threat confirmation, tracking and jamming of advanced IR guided missiles. It slews to the direction of the threat, activates its multi-band radar functionality, confirms and tracks while analyzing its unique information to enable the most effective jamming response. Following the confirmation and tracking, it deploys the dual-band countermeasure laser, causing the missile to miss the aircraft. Compact and Lightweight, SPREOS is an ideal solution for a range of airborne platforms. It is integrated in BIRD’s AMPS MD solution which is designed to automatically detect, verify, and foil SAM attacks.According to Ronen Factor, Co-Chief Executive Officer and Founder at Bird Aerosystems, combining multiple independent laser generators, including the latest QCL technology, and utilizing a proprietary multi-band laser jamming, the SPREOS eliminates all of the false alarms and ensures that only actual threats are jammed. Uniquely designed to protect military and civilian aircraft against the growing threat of ground to air missiles (MANPADS), it can be easily integrated with all types of Missile Warning Systems (MWS), and is the most compact and cost-effective DIRCM available today.Alongside the SPREOS, BIRD Aerosystems also presented its patented MACS (Missile Approach Confirmation Sensor). It performs unique confirmation of suspected incoming missile threats detected by the main electro-optical passive sensors, and practically eliminates any False Alarms. Concurrently, it also collects relevant information on the target (velocity and distance) and calculates its time-to-impact, enabling effective countermeasure response to the incoming missile. The system ensures that only real missiles will be declared by the system and reacted upon.last_img read more

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